Liam Neeson films In the Land of Saints and Sinners in County Donegal

Liam Neeson returns to his action hero best to film In the Land of Saints and Sinners in County Donegal – after delighting fans with Derry Girls cameo

Liam Neeson was back to his action hero best as he was spotted filming his new movie in County Donegal on Sunday.

The 69-year-old Hollywood actor stars in the new blockbuster, In the Land of Saints and Sinners.

Liam looked serious as he rocked a blue shirt under a dark blazer as he filmed night scenes outside.

Action: Liam Neeson cut a smart figure in a blazer as he was spotted filming his new movie in County Donegal on Sunday

In another shot, the actor can be seen by a gray horse as he talks to a young girl with her hair in bunches.

The star Taken, will be Play as the newly retired assassin who finds himself drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a trio of vengeful terrorists.

The Irish film is set to be directed by Oscar-nominated Robert Lorenz, who previously directed Neeson in The Marksman, which topped the box office in early 2021.

Shooting: The 69-year-old Hollywood actor stars in the new blockbuster, In the land of saints and sinners

Shooting: The 69-year-old Hollywood actor stars in the new blockbuster, In the land of saints and sinners

Belfast-born veteran actor Ciarán Hinds, who recently won his first Oscar nomination for his performance in Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, is also set to appear alongside Liam.

The shooting of the film will take place over two months in the villages of Glencolmcille and Kilcar as well as in the fishing port of Killybegs and its surroundings.

A number of locals have also been hired as extras for the shoot, which is expected to be a major economic boost for the region.

On set: Liam looked serious as he rocked a blue shirt under a dark blazer as he filmed night scenes outside

On set: Liam looked serious as he rocked a blue shirt under a dark blazer as he filmed night scenes outside

It comes after Liam revealed that as well as working in action films, he can also excel in comedy after making an appearance in the season three premiere of Derry Girls.

Liam, who was born in Ballymena, is a huge fan of the Northern Irish comedy, which returned earlier this month for its third and final season.

The Taken star was introduced to the hit show by his girlfriend Helen Mirren, according to the Daily Mail’s Eden Confidential column.

Role: The Taken star will play the newly retired assassin who finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a trio of vengeful terrorists

Role: The Taken star will play the newly retired assassin who finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a trio of vengeful terrorists

Filming: The actor could be seen on set by a gray horse as he spoke to a young girl on set

Filming: The actor could be seen on set by a gray horse as he spoke to a young girl on set

Derry Girls fans were completely surprised when Liam appeared in the episode as Police Chief Byers.

Byers interviewed Northern Irish classmates Erin, Orla, Clare, Michelle and James after they were caught on the school grounds after hours.

Viewers gaped in shock as Liam slowly emerged from the shadows of the police station, tweeting: ‘Liam Neeson’s cameo in #DerryGirls was the best surprise ever!’ I love this show.’

A special guest from Derry!  Pout: Earlier this month, Derry Girls fans went wild when Liam made an appearance as a police officer in the first episode of series three

A special guest from Derry! Pout: Earlier this month, Derry Girls fans went wild when Liam made an appearance as a police officer in the first episode of series three

Liam said he was “thrilled” to have “a small role” in the show, adding: “I’m a huge fan of the show, the amazing writing from the talented Lisa McGee and the superb cast of whole.”

“It’s such a unique and special show with real heart and amazing to see the lives of ordinary, funny people living in Northern Ireland during The Troubles starred in a Channel 4 comedy. It was nice to be back to film there and have fun with them all.

He showed off his playful side by posing with Jamie-Lee O’Donnell in a fun behind-the-scenes snap shared on Instagram.

In the photo, the star pouted as she posed in her character’s black police uniform and wrapped her arm around the Irish actress.

In a caption next to the photo, Jamie joked, “Serious Acting.”

Stars: He showed off his playful side by posing with Jamie-Lee O'Donnell in a fun behind-the-scenes snap shared on Instagram

Stars: He showed off his playful side by posing with Jamie-Lee O’Donnell in a fun behind-the-scenes snap shared on Instagram